Anything but Love

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Anything but Love was the story of Hannah Miller and her relationship with Marty Gold. After they meet Marty gets Hannah a job in research at the magazine where he works. Hannah, an aspiring writer, sees this as an opportunity to get into the business. The show was created by Wendy Kout and developed by Dennis Koenig. Creative differences between Wendy, Jamie & Richard caused her to leave the series after the 1st season. When the show was picked up for the following fall season it had some revisions to the format. Marty, Hannah and Jules still worked at the magazine but other characters were replaced. A hip new editor was brought in and played to the hilt by performance artist Ann Magnuson. Holly Fulger was added to give Hannah a best friend to confide her thoughts about Marty with. One of the running bits between Hannah and Robin was that they called each other Mrs. Shmenkman. A name they came up with years ago when they decided they would both marry a co

Episode Description

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All About Anything But Love

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Stories from the Set

Episode Description

1

Fear of Flying

Hannah decides to quit teaching and leave her boyfriend, Jack, and return home to Chicago to become a writer. On the flight home to Chicago, Hannah meets and helps Marty deal with his fear of flying and he tells her about a research job open at Chicago Monthly, the magazine where he is a writer. Hannah goes down the magazine to apply for the job, meets the editor and is challenged to write a 2,000 word article on ""the tortilla wars, does Chicago prefer corn or flour?"" for 9 o'clock the following morning.

2

Deadline

Hannah's first deadline prompts her first fight with Marty when she loses his article in the computer and he doesn't have a backup, much to Pamela's delight.

3

Burning the Toad (a.k.a. The Jack Story)

Hannah's old boyfriend and Marty's ex-college roommate are one in the same person, and Jack tries to convince her that he has changed. Meanwhile, Hannah and Marty are working on a story that will expose a charity scam.

4

Love and Death

Marty doesn't want anyone to know he is living in fear when he receives his first death threat.

5

Dorothy Dearest

Marty is in turmoil when his mother stops by for a visit and Hannah gets him face his relationship with her, so he can get rid of all the angst it generates.

6

This is Not a Date

Hannah is down in the dumps and Marty gets dumped, so the two of them go out together, for her birthday and the end of his relationship with Alice- but it's ""not a date"".
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Ch-Ch-Changes

Hannah returns from a vacation to find that the magazine has been bought by a corporation and the hip new editor comes in and begins to stir things up, especially Marty who considers resigning. Hannah becomes a writer, the magazine is changed to a weekly format and is renamed The Chicago Weekly and an English book and theater critic is brought into review television.

2

Those Lips, Those Thais

If he doesn't already feel guilty enough about everything, Marty really feels guilty when his Thailanese foster daughter comes to attend college in Chicago and he is really attracted to her.

3

It's My Party and I'll Schvitz If I Want To

An unexpected heat wave puts a damper on a party Hannah tries throwing because she wants to warm up her relationship with Catherine.

4

Scared Straight

Marty and Hannah trade bylines to prove that Catherine is using favoritism in choosing articles for publication, and Marty winds up jail protecting ""his"" source.

5

Mr. Mom

Hannah finds out that her mother had her heart donated. She finds the new owner is a depressed man, who is not living his prolonged life to its fullest, the way Hannah envisioned the recipient would.

6

Just the Facts, Ma'am

Hannah sweet-talks Bradley, a fact checker, into letting a libelous quotation into her article, this all leads to a 10 million dollar libel suit and Hannah having to fire him.

7

Bang You're Dead

Hannah loves Marty's psychiatrist to death and Marty finds it difficult to cope with being shrinkless. Marty has a final session with his shrink casket-side.

8

Truth or Consequences

Catherine makes everyone take a lie detector test when she suspects someone on the staff is leaking gossip about her to an underground rag.

9

It's Better to Have Loved and Flossed

A trip to the dentist for Marty also includes making a date with Robin and she is more than ready for a relationship and proves it by overreacting to a little kiss.

10

Hearts and Bones

Hannah insists she's not jealous of Marty's new girlfriend and invites them to dinner to prove it. When his date appears to be choking, Hannah delivers the Heimleich maneuver and breaks a rib, but she's not jealous.

11

Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Catherine's decides to become ""ordinary,"" after being snubbed of a mention in pop-culture legend's recently published diaries, and leaves Marty in charge of the magazine. The ""Squaddies"" protest Brian's review of the latest Star Squad movie and storm the newsroom to make Brian come to their convention.

12

Breast of Friends

Marty nurses a bruised ego when he sings show tunes on a news talk show and Hannah makes a celebrity out of a woman who was thrown out of a restaurant for nursing her baby.

13

Hotel of the Damned

When the magazine needs a new cover story in less than 20 hours, Hannah & Marty must go to a hotel to write the story. While searching for an angle on the story, Hannah decides the mood may be just right to check out the bed with Marty.

14

All About Allison

Marty is the unwitting weapon used by an aspiring young journalist against Hannah, after Hannah helped her get a chance to work for the magazine.

15

Proof It All Night

When the staff is gearing up for an all-niter to get out their election issue, Hannah gets excited; however Marty is less than enthusiastic, especially when the election is close, the night is long and the candidate he thought was a lock, loses and he has no material.

16

Three Men on a Match

Hannah and Marty go out to dinner with Robin to help her celebrate her un-anniversary. After seeing Robin's ex-husband there, each has a different perspective on how the restaurant caught fire. Everyone turned their heads when they walked across the room.

17

Partying is Such Sweet Sorrow

Marty's girlfriend plans a surprise birthday party for him, but he surprises her and everyone else by breaking up with her, before everybody yells surprise.

18

The Icewoman Cometh

Marty may become editor after a corporate trouble-shooter comes in, evaluates the magazine and decides Catherine is out and he is in, never mind that Marty slept with her. A little corporate blackmail may work wonders to save Catherine's job, using Marty as the tool.

19

Hooray for Hollywood

A friend of Marty's, a Hollywood producer, decides to ""do lunch"" with Hannah when he wants to make a movie about one of her stories, something Marty has rejected for a long time.

20

Robin Q. Public

When Catherine gets the impression that the magazine may have become too high brow, she searches out the everyman's opinion. When she hears Robin's thoughts, she is impressed and takes her on as a consultant and the entire staff becomes on edge.

21

The Days of Whine and...

A woman arrives and threatens to make Brian's life a living hell, by threatening to get back at him for the bad review he gave that caused her husband to die. Hannah meets Marty's ex-fiancee at his family's Seder and sees that the old flame may still be lit.

22

Thirty... Something

Hannah's 30th birthday is no party for her when she takes time to reflect on her life and love. Hannah's little voice inside her head tells her that what's missing is Marty.
Episode Description

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Say it Again, Han (1)

The development of their romance is put on hold when Patrick Serreau, a world class photographer, comes to Chicago to take pictures for the magazine. Patrick's interest in taking pictures isn't as great as his interest in Hannah.

2

Martus Interruptus (2)

Patrick thinks that he has a great working chemistry with Hannah when they put together a their story on toxic-waste, so he offers he a chance to work with him in West Africa.

3

Hello... Mali (3)

As Hannah prepares to accompany Patrick to the jungle, he and Marty contend with the urban jungle; there Patrick shows his true colors.

4

Long Day's Journey into... What

After Hannah & Marty complete their relationship they begin to fantasize how everyone at the office will react.

5

The Day After

Marty and Hannah have their first relationship-related fight the next day at work when Marty must edit her article and Hannah resents the changes.

6

The Torrid Zone

Much to Hannah's dismay, Marty must accompany a swimsuit model to the Caribbean for an interview during her latest photo shoot.

7

My New Best Friend

Hannah befriends the mistress of a billionaire just to get her exclusive story, but regrets it later when she finds out what she is really like.

8

Adventures in Baby-sitting

Hannah gets called away and Marty is left totally alone to entertain Hannah's 5-year-old niece, Marty's appendix has other ideas.

9

Isn't It Romantic?

On Valentine's Day, Marty must find a way to rekindle their relationship when Hannah decides the fire has gone out.

10

Scream a Little Scream

Catherine tries scream therapy as a way to reduce tension. Robin becomes a fifth wheel in her relationship with Hannah and Marty.

11

Pot of Gold

A new magazine puts feelers out for Hannah, so Catherine plans to give her a raise to keep her. Consequently, Marty's self-esteem drops because she'll make more than he does.
Episode Description

1

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

A home pregnancy test turns up positive. Hannah and Marty make plans to get married in a hurry; however, the doctor's results are a bit different.

2

I Feel a Cult Coming On

Marty exposes a cult and they retaliate by exposing facts about the staff. Marty becomes worried because he has one thing about him and Catherine that he hasn't yet mentioned to Hannah.

3

A Tale of Two Kiddies

A young girl gets to be editor for the day, which sets the tone for Marty and Hannah imagining what love would have been like if they had met at a younger age. They do this while celebrating their 1st anniversary of knowing each other.

4

M is For the Many Things She Forgot She Gave Me

Marty must place his mother in a home when her failing memory begins to force the issue.

5

Gimme an O

Hannah makes a joke about the best sex she ever had, Marty sets out to find out the details after he finds out it wasn't him.

6

Training Film

Marty's bad day is made worse when Hannah takes him on a train trip but the only thing on his mind is ""Murder on the Wisconsin Express"".

7

First Lady Sings the Blues

Marty becomes obsessed when he finds out his cholesterol is too high, meanwhile Hannah provides shelter interviews the widow of a deposed monarch and is she a royal pain.

8

Stop Me Before I... Again (1)

Patrick Serreau returns for the opening of a gallery show featuring his erotic pictures, but he shows no sign of his old lecherous self to a disbelieving Hannah.

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Stop Me Before I... Again (2)

Patrick tries to set Marty up with the triplets, who love Jewish men, featured in his exhibition so he can discredit him in the eyes of Hannah and strengthen his own position.

10

Salmonella is Coming to Town

Jules cost cuts on a holiday dinner for the homeless, with sickening results. When Hannah convinces Marty to go all out for Christmas, she gets the idea that he has, by getting a new apartment for them.

11

The Call of the Mild

Marty, Jules & Mike go to a wild man weekend in which Marty refuses to take part, Jules decides to right Catherine's wrongs and Mike writes a poem.

12

I'd Kill for a Mink

Robin and the Animal Rescue Front (ARF), a group of animal rights activists, are after Marty when he writes an article they don't agree with. Marty is after them when their pet mink bites him. This is all further complicated by the fact Catherine needs to keep fur ads in the magazine to keep their budget intact.

13

Catherine Honey, I'm Home

Catherine seeks cooking advice from Hannah when the husband from her open marriage suddenly shows up, wanting a divorce because he has found a new mate.

14

Angst for the Memories

The visit of Hannah's friend, Rachel, disturbs Marty who thinks Hannah will unlike the fact that she and Marty once had a one-night stand.

15

Tryst and Shout

Mike's wife is out of town for a while, so Hannah invites him over for dinner and then he hits it off with Robin and Hannah becomes worried, what if he hits on her?

16

The Waiting

As Hannah sits in a specialist's office awaiting the results of her biopsy, she reflects on the past week of living with this secret from Marty.

17

Marty Walks

When Catherine won't print one of his stories, Marty quits the magazine and Hannah is left holding Marty's big article on airline safety. Hannah becomes the arbitrator in their dispute.